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day one of the cross country drive
(New York to Morgantown,WV)

*sorry, we didn't take too many pictures at first

So, after a few hours of packing up Leslie's U-Haul we were on the road by 1:30pm. We left the city and drove through Jersey and Pennsylvania during a steady drizzle. I don't remember anything too interesting during this drive except for the very end. We arrived in Morgantown, WV pretty late at night. While we were waiting for the girls to catch up to us, we decided to take Otis for a walk. While we were walking back to the hotel parking lot we saw the girls pull in. So while we were trying to get their attention the sky just opened up and it was thundering and lighting like there was no tomorrow. I ran underneath the building by the entrance while Mike and Otis were running around the back of the building chasing the girl's car. All of a sudden everything went pitch black and it was complete darkness for a few seconds before the backup generators kicked in. In the end, just got a room at that hotel and ran inside to dry off. It was quite a scene for that short 10 mins. After the storm passed, we decided to walk down the road for some food, but everything was closed except for Wendy's drive-thru. So we walked up and they told us they can't serve us unless we had a vehicle. We didn't put up an argument since we were starving, and just went back to get the car and came back to pick up the food. An eventful end of the first day.

day two of the cross country drive
(Morgantown,WV to Louisville,KY)

We started off the second day after noon. We knew we weren't driving far so we decided to take our time. The only thing I remember from this day was when we got into Louisville we ate at some BBQ place. The had tv sets all over the restaurant and we had our own speakers at our table where we could listen to whichever channel we wanted. Naturally we selected to watch the Yankee game while we had a nice meal. Oh yea, after dinner, Leia's friend, Nick, met us at the restaurant. He was up in Hanover, IN, which is about 35 mins from Louisville, doing a play. He came to show us around town since he knew the area somewhat. We ended up at a bar where we just shot the shit. After another long day, we were all ready for bed. But, there was a problem. Nick had gotten dropped off by a friend and had no way back up to Hanover. Being that nobody knew what to do, he just came back to the Red Roof Inn with us. Luckily for him, Leslie had an air mattress and Mike had some extra pillows and blankets. So, after a nice night in Louisville, day 2 goes in the books.